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Serie A Saturday Review: Milan And Empoli Win

baccaCarlos Bacca scored twice, including a second-half winner as AC Milan got back to winning ways after last week’s derby defeat thanks to a 3-2 win over Palermo at the San Siro on Saturday.

The Colombian international opened the scoring in the 21st minute and, after Oscar Hiljemark had hit his second of the night to level Giacomo Bonaventura’s 40th minute free kick, he restored Milan’s lead on 75 minutes with a powerful glancing header. Milan, defeated 1-0 by Inter Milan in the city derby last week, held on to claim their second win in four games to move up to ninth place at three points behind leaders Inter ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.

Earlier on Saturday, Empoli beat Udinese 2-1 courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Massimo Maccarone and an earlier strike by Leandro Paredes, which leveled the scoring after the hosts took the lead 19 minutes in through Duvan Zapata.